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Young Voters

What's Happened to Our Elections?

Jess Coleman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

When the results come in tomorrow, I will not be thinking about Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, but instead the factors that make this election what I like to call the DUMB election. Here's why.

25 Issues That Matter Most To HuffPost Teen Bloggers

Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen

Today, the long Presidential race will finally be over as your friends and families head to the polls. Even though most of you are not yet old enough ...

By The Numbers: How Minority Youth Will Impact The 2012 Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Black Voices

In a tight race to the finish, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney won't only be looking to swing states like Ohio and Florida for a win, but ...

3 Reasons You Should Vote This Election

Nahal Shakib | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Nahal Shakib

There are two very distinct paths our country will choose from and it is more important than ever to cast a vote in this election.

To Vote, Or Not to Vote?

Zach Veach | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Zach Veach

I challenge you to get out and vote if you are of age. If you aren't, use this opportunity to learn how the system works and see which party you would fall under and what issues are important to you.

Kids Talk Presidential Election in Iowa

Ethos Magazine | Posted 01.05.2013 | College
Ethos Magazine

Third, fourth and fifth graders from Meeker Elementary School in Ames, Iowa, spoke with us after casting their ballots in a mock election Oct. 26.

D For Drive, R For Reverse

David Issacharoff | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
David Issacharoff

Obama's America is doing better. With all this, who needs Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan to come and ruin four years of real progress?

Young People Will Vote If You Text Them

Christina Blacken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Christina Blacken

Think of voting as learning how to drive. You wouldn't speed off in your first car without learning how to drive first (I would hope). Why are young voters expected to get in the driver's seat without an instruction manual on how to get started?

Student Voters: No ID, No Idea

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.05.2012 | College

It's unclear exactly how many college students will find it difficult to vote on Tuesday because of voter identification requirements in various state...

Young People in the 2012 Elections

Jack Cahn | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Jack Cahn

My message to young people across this country is that this election will directly impact your lives in so many ways -- get involved with election and participate in the democratic process.

Why No Focus on Young People This Election Season?

Trei Dudley | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Trei Dudley

I am looking forward to engaging in this election season as a voter, not as a Republican or a Democrat, but as a young American who wants both parties to keep young people -- America's future -- a top priority.

The Day After the Election: Why It Matters More

Scott Warren | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Scott Warren

I, like many Americans, will probably not be incredibly motivated or hopeful on November 7, the day after the election. But it's more important than ever that we all re-engage in the political process, as disgusted as we are with the current election.

The Issues Are What Matters

Jessica Chitkuer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Teen
Jessica Chitkuer

Looking past party biases and one-sidedness allows students to really take a look at the issues at hand.

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with OurTime.org to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Why I Vote

Jessica Lander | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics
Jessica Lander

I am a 24-year-old teacher -- smack in the middle of America's "young generation" of 18-30-year-olds -- and I am troubled that half of my cohort -- my peers, my co-workers, my friends -- choose not to exercise their right to vote.

Nonpartisan Presidential and Senate Candidate Guides

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race, the key Senate races, and selected House races.

The Youth Vote: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Samuel Best | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Samuel Best

These headlines fit well with the conventional storyline that young adults participated in large numbers in the "wave election" of 2008, but may not duplicate that effort in 2012. However, should we deduce from the Harvard poll that the youth vote will desert President Obama in 2012?

Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen Stand up for Obama and America

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

In the closing days of a high-stakes election that will be determined by turnout, great stars such as Morgan Freeman and Bruce Springsteen stand tall fighting for the future of America.

Young People Are Working to Make Their Voices Heard This Election Season -- Are We Listening?

Joy Lawson | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Joy Lawson

In the laundry list of popular stereotypes of young people, political apathy features prominently. It's the Me Generation. Generation Entitlement. Young people, we are told, care more about Lady Gaga's latest outfit than about the upcoming election.

How Young Voters REALLY Feel About The Election

Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen

The 2008 presidential election saw a dramatic increase in voter turnout among young people, who came out in droves, the majority of whom supported the...

WATCH: How Did Young Voters Respond To The Last Debate?

Posted 10.23.2012 | College

That's it. The final presidential debate aired Monday night. Although it was supposed to be focused on foreign policy, some domestic policy -- inc...

A Democracy at Risk

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Alex Wirth

The results of the Harvard Public Opinion Project's new poll reveal a democracy at risk. The 2012 election might bring the lowest youth voter turnout since 18-year-olds were allowed to vote in 1972. Our democracy is at risk and we must do something about it.

Own Your Future

Tori Taylor | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Tori Taylor

In 2008, we came out in record numbers and supported then-Senator Obama by a 2 to 1 margin. In 2012, we are just as enthusiastic about the President, and it's up to all of us to continue what we started four years ago.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Young Voters Could Have A Huge Impact

Posted 10.16.2012 | College

College students are not expected to make a huge splash in this election. Part of this belief stems from anecdotal articles, but it's also based on po...

College Students Need Information to Vote This November

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Robert M. Brandon

We need to get young people the information they need to register and then to vote. For many in this age group, they have moved from home to go to school in a new community where the rules may be unclear to them.